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  Area-I is working with NASA engineers from Armstrong, Langley and Glenn in addition to Boeing on research to investigate the effects of articulating wings on aircraft performance using advanced actuators. PTERA (Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft) is meant for exactly this kind of research. PTERA is a modular aircraft by […]

PTERA Spanwise Adaptive Wing Project Unveiled


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  NASA Spinoff and OCT published an article about the life of PTERA and how the modular airframe can be used meet researcher’s needs.  Click Here for a link to the article.    

PTERA on NASA Spinoff and OCT


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  NASA Spinoff recently published an article highlighting the evolution of PTERA from the initial concept in 2008 to the future programs that will utilize the flying laboratory. Click here to read the full article.

PTERA the focus of recent NASA Spinoff article



Area-I delivered NASA Armstrong its own PTERA-Baseline airframe in October 2014. One year later, Area-I personnel lead the initial flight tests for this airframe and trained a NASA flight test crew on the effort involved getting the complex flying laboratory airborne. You can watch the NASA produced video below.   […]

PTERA flies at Edwards Air Force Base


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On October 20th, 2014 NASA Armstrong received its very own PTERA baseline aircraft. With their baseline PTERA, NASA scientists will be able to perform a variety of experiments for various research topics.

NASA Armstrong receives it’s own PTERA




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Area I article. AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems: Mission Critical magazine published an article on MEMs (microelectromechanical) devices used in today’s world. The author highlights MEMs sensors used in unmanned systems, specifically those produced by Xsens. Xsens is a leader in IMU (inertial measurement units), ADHRS (attitude and heading reference systems), and […]

Area I in AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems


Area I Article: UASVISION.com has posted an article about PTERA’s integration of the Xsens MTi-G GPS/INS. Area-I’s UAS used this technology to record a wide array of position and velocity data during flight testing. To read the whole story click the article below.

UASVISION.com Area I article


Area-I’s CEO Nicholas Alley was interviewed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Amy Wenk for her article, “Drone Industry Taking Off in Georgia”. The article, published Feb. 1st 2013, describes the growing UAS industry in Georgia including the announcement that Atlanta will be hosting the 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft […]

Area I in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s



Area-I has been awarded a Phase I contract with NASA for our Multi-Agent Management System for Air-Launched, Unmanned Vehicles. The goal of the project is to design, implement, and demonstrate a guidance and mission planning toolbox for air-launched, unmanned systems with the paramount goal of enabling users to more effectively […]

Area I awarded Phase I NASA project